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Cloverfield Reviews

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
Cinéma Vérité Godzilla - canny enough to have been designed for the YouTube generation as well as for those elder folks like myself that still like a good ride on the roller coaster every once in awhile.
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
If some veterans have flashbacks while watching "Saving Private Ryan," it should be safe to say that "Cloverfield" will bring back a lot bad memories for some New Yorkers. Yes, "Cloverfield" looks and feels that realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 17, 2008
This film should NEVER leave the theatres.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2008
... exciting, terrifying and breathlessly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 25, 2008
I, for one, would be using the F-bomb far more gratuitously if faced with a possible encounter with a creature that could well swallow me whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 21, 2008
A fascinatingly wrought experimental film that holds you in awe at what Reeves and his production crew was able to pull off, inspiring more appreciation than a gut level sense of being there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
April 17, 2008
CLOVERFIELD is one of those films you wish you could see for the very first time again because the impact will just never be the same on second viewing. I treasured the experience of getting to see this in the theater and it will forever leave a mark on m
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 15, 2008
Mixing the immediacy of documentary observation and the slam-bang pace of the modern disaster epic, Cloverfield is economic and engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 9, 2008
'Cloverfield' is a sleek, silly product of green filmmaking: It recycles old ideas and molds them into a lean, briskly paced thriller that owes as much to classic monster movies like 'Godzilla' as gimmick-driven misfires like 'The Blair Witch Project.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
April 7, 2008
Mystery monster really mad at Manhattan on rampage, making the collective audience skin crawl and leaving you with sweaty palms and clenched teeth, no matter what row you're sitting in.
Cynthia Fuchs
March 21, 2008
For all its popularity, self-documentation's purpose and meaning remain elusive.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2008
For all its newfangled innovations, the movie shares DNA with similarly themed sci-fi yarns from the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
March 13, 2008
One of the most exciting and frightening sci-fi/horror films of the last decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Diva Velez
February 28, 2008
I've never cheered so hard for the monster to win in my life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 28, 2008
Viewers prone to motion sickness should bring Dramamine or take through-the-fingers viewing breaks. Otherwise, Cloverfield is a blast.
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Nothing more than a gimmick from beginning to end, Cloverfield is a savvy marketing campaign masquerading as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 25, 2008
A monster movie for the YouTube era.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
Oh-oh. Maybe I've been grousing about 'January junk' a little too long. Because here's 'Cloverfieldk,' it's January, and this movie is by no means junk.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shane Burridge
February 21, 2008
Follow(s) Joe Bob Briggs' "first rule of drive-in moviemaking"
Full Review
February 16, 2008
Nothing feels choreographed or contrived %u2013 every shot of disaster is found footage or dumb luck, every glimpse of the threat is fleeting and often unsatisfying. This is, simply put, awesome. To make things better, the movie is intensely character-d
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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